Mitch leads with focus, dedication, and professionalism. He meets goals and objectives put in front of him, financial or otherwise, and faces challenges head on. Mitch is an asset to the community and any organization that has the benefit of having him on its team. Although he is taking with him a wealth of experience and knowledge, and incredible passion, I am happy to extend my recommendation of Mitch Orland.
I have had the pleasure of working with Mitch Orland over the last 10 years, at Wild Oats and Earth Fare. Mitch is one the most detailed and driven individuals I’ve ever met. Mitch knows all aspects of the business inside and out. He is also a great communicator to the field teams and vendor partners. Mitch had the best Food Service, Meat and Seafood departments in the country. Not only was the food amazing, but he had the numbers to back them up. Mitch’s departments had some of the strongest margins I’ve seen and the percent of store sales in Food Service were off the charts.
Mitch Orland has the capacity to focus on all the facets of a sustainable business—from energy and environmental issues, to employee needs, the quality and development of a company’s product(s) and finally, bottom line profitability. He has a vision for creating companies of the future, a heart for serving people and the planet, and a head for analyzing the numbers and making smart financial decisions—a rare combination.
Mitch and I have worked together over many years and he has helped me and my business grow in many ways. As the Executive Chef and Meat Director at Earth Fare, he helped facilitate and teach our small grass-fed beef business on how to partner with a bigger company. Mitch is an incredible advocate for local farmers and producers and is always willing to fight the good fight. His integrity, positive attitude, and willingness to try new ideas and stand up for what he believes in are a big part of his success. As a friend and a professional, Mitch Orland comes highly recommended.
I have worked with Mitch for several years in a supplier and vendor capacity. He has always exhibited integrity in his values concerning the quality of the products we deal with. In terms of his communication, he has always been honest and good to his word; to such an extent that we are now working together in a consulting / client relationship. I endorse his character and ability to work towards true win-win, triple-bottom-line growth and solutions for his clients.
Mitch has proven to be driven and efficient, holds a wealth of knowledge, and is one of the most pleasant people I’ve worked with. His experience and community involvement is invaluable and his guidance clear. I couldn’t be happier to have him on my team in my new venture, and I have more confidence in its success and growth with him on board.